CfP: Ages of life, gender and social temporalities (Journal: Enfances, Familles, Générations); DL: 16.03.2015

Enfances, Familles, Générations (Web); Guest Editors: Aline Charles, Université Laval (Canada) and David Troyansky, Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, CUNY (USA)

Deadline for the submission of proposals: March 16, 2015

Long pursued in parallel fashion, studies of the ages of life and of gender have increasingly converged in recent years, nonetheless leaving large areas to be discovered. This issue of the journal Enfances Familles Générations therefore proposes to contribute to this convergence. It will focus on constructions of age by sex and trajectories structured by gender. This will lead naturally to take account of the passage of time and historical time, female and male lifecycles, (inter)generational experiences or gendered social temporalities (work, family, leisure, etc.).

If some researchers have already opened a path, there remains a long way to go so that age and gender are treated as two systems of social relations simultaneously distinct and intertwined. The social sciences and humanities still treat age (and sometimes gender) as a simple variable which does not require problematization. Feminist approaches to intersectionality … read more (Web)